It doesn't take any more knowledge to enjoy classical music as opposed to rock. It just takes a pair of ears and a brain that is engaged.
Most of the interesting stuff in the rock world is happening below the radar of the infotainment media.
There are many excellent progressive bands making great music, and it's not all 25 minute epic fare. Try some groups like Thinking Plague, Univers Zero, Helmet Of Gnats, Frogg Cafe, Mike Keneally, or Echolyn.
There is also a ton of great stuff being re-issued that never got any airplay in the states back in the day. Check out the Esoteric Records site.
Countries like Italy have a huge legacy of accomplished rock bands.
Whatever floats your boat
the fact that we,classical music lover, can listen and enjoy rock music but not vice versa... actually should be handle in worry and negative thinking , is classical music *enjoyeable* by everyone? ;p
Yeah, but typical alt rock almost always follows the standard pop song structure. You might say most of what is called rock is pop in disguise.This thread isn't about pop music, it's about rock music.
Anyway, rock is such a hazy umbrella term with so many bland commercial grey spots and niche extremities at this point, it's pointless to make sweeping statements about it. Nevermind subgenres that have practically disconnected and created their own insular idioms, like metal and punk. One must really narrow it down because rock is less of a genre and more of a marketing convenience.
I can't say I'm a fan of the "indie" fad, though. It feels like a disposable and twee reaction to the banal darkness of the 90s/early 2000s, and the best of it steals its tricks from Swans and krautrock.
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Martha doesn't signal when the orchestra comes in, she's just pursing her lips..
I don't believe so. Commerical music has been shallow and worthless with a few exceptions here and there for ever but there are good rock bands out there for sure (depending on your tastes of course).
eh, I could go on forever but I'll stop.
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